Gaggle of beacon transmitters
Not sure if others have had this problem before, but this past weekend at Mid Ohio my lap beacon was getting intermittent signals on the track even though when testing it in the paddock all seemed fine.
When I went down to the pit wall to see if there was a beacon of my brand already setup (there usually is) what I found was just past start finish almost 18 beacon transmitters all spaced about 8 inches apart. Now I don't think there are 18 different brands of data acquisition systems and odds are not everyone is using a coded beacon, but regardless per the instructions of every data system manufacturer transmitters should be spaced at least 15 feet apart from each other on the pit wall or the signals will interfere (and result in missed laps).
So, please, if you go down to pit wall to setup your beacon transmitter, set it up so that it will work for you and those who've already placed their transmitters. Please leave at least 12-15 feet between transmitters for them all to work effectively. If you really want your beacon to be as close to start/finish as possible, get up earlier.
JK 1964-1996 #25